An odyssey for a geophysical film fan

The co-founder and chief technical officer of EMGS, a film buff, wanted to mark his company’s tenth anniversary with an animation. We had made case-study and recruitment videos for EMGS before, but this was to be different. The brief was to remake Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi epic 2001: A Space Odyssey. That is a big ask!

Once we had sourced an affordable version of the iconic theme, Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss, we created our own epic, following the sun’s energy into the sea and earth. The climax is seeing (using the company’s controlled-source electromagnetic methods) hydrocarbon reservoirs around and beneath a salt dome – with a discovery well piercing each.